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Attendance large at family fun day

| September 14, 2015

015COSHOCTON – The Barefoot Mile Coshocton sponsored a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Himebaugh Lot. At 10 a.m., those gathered walked a mile around the park to raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States and around the world. In attendance was Dr. Jeff Brodsky who has been barefoot for five years. Brodsky said his decision to be barefoot started in Cambodia on July 19, 2010. He was in Cambodia trying to rescue girls involved in human trafficking, some as young as 4-years-old, when he saw children living in a garbage dump who were completely barefoot. “I went back to my room, took off my shoes, and made a commitment to be barefoot for one year so I could walk how these children walk every day,” he said. “After that year was up, I heard a small voice inside of my head that said, keep going.” Some at the Family Fun Day chose to walk the mile barefoot as well, even in the cold rain. To learn more about Brodsky and his rescue efforts, visit joy.org.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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